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EPA to fund New York water quality programs

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

June 26, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a Performance Partnership grant of $5.7 million to administer water quality programs. “The EPA is protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant should help New York meet their localRead More

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

June 21, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

The Trump Administration’s FY18 budget plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced criticism from both sides of the aisle last week during an appropriations subcommittee hearing on the proposal. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that while the administration favors “clean water and fixing our outdated infrastructure,” the agency is implementingRead More

EPA’s water funding programs maintain current levels amid Trump budget cuts

EPA’s water funding programs maintain current levels amid Trump budget cuts

May 30, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The FY18 budget plan released by President Donald Trump in May would reduce EPA funding by 31 percent across the board by slashing programs and cutting staff, but the plan would maintain current funding levels for the agency’s water infrastructure financing programs. The proposal marks just one step in a longRead More

EPA to fund Oklahoma nonpoint-source pollution projects

EPA to fund Oklahoma nonpoint-source pollution projects

May 11, 2017 at 9:29 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $855,0000 to the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy to support management of nonpoint-source water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in several priority watersheds. “Improving the Nation’s water is oneRead More

AWWA applauds Congress for WIFIA boost

AWWA applauds Congress for WIFIA boost

May 10, 2017 at 8:23 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association applauded Congress for appropriating an additional $10 million for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The additional $10 million brings WIFIA funding in 2017 to $30 million, which can leverage an estimated $1.5 billion in federal loans. Because WIFIA can only fund 49 percent ofRead More

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

May 8, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

According to a new report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015. The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrateRead More

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

May 8, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The $1.017 trillion omnibus appropriations bill signed in early May by President Donald Trump finalizes federal agency budgets for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year and removes the immediate threat of a government shutdown. The bill slightly reduces overall EPA appropriations, but also delivers fresh new funding for the Water InfrastructureRead More

AWWA urges increased WIFIA funding as demand grows

AWWA urges increased WIFIA funding as demand grows

May 4, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) celebrated news that 43 entities have expressed interest in loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and urged increased funding to confront the U.S. water infrastructure challenge. AWWA, the chief architect of the WIFIA program, continues to advocate for WIFIA andRead More

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

May 4, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

In April, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) cosigned two separate letters addressed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking that he continue funding for the agency’s WaterSense program. The first letter is under the banner of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and is signed by 187 organizations,Read More

A Call to Action for Non-Revenue Water

A Call to Action for Non-Revenue Water

April 17, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

A Look at Statewide Efforts to Eliminate the Blind Spot of Water & Revenue Losses By George Kunkel It is a highly unfortunate occurrence for many drinking water utilities that a considerable portion of the water that they withdraw from available resources never reaches a customer or is not (fully)Read More

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